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James Kreig, Expert Banking WitnessJames J. Kreig has 48 years of bank regulatory compliance and legal experience that enables him to effectively serve as a bank expert witness and/or as a consulting attorney in numerous banking cases.

Most recently, he served as General Counsel for Kearny Bank, a $7.2 billion community bank with 45 offices in New Jersey and New York City. Earlier, he was for four years Deposits Counsel for Ally Bank, a $182 billion internet-based bank that takes deposits from consumers from all 50 states. Before that, he was Deposits Counsel for TD Bank, where he provided advice and guidance to its 1,300 branches and supporting back-office operations. From 2006 through 2010, he was Bank Counsel and Director of Compliance for Spirit of America National Bank. Spirit was a limited purpose credit card bank specializing in issuing private label credit cards.

Previously, he served as General Counsel to MetLife Bank – the direct bank affiliate of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. In this capacity, he created the legal and compliance structure for MetLife Bank. This internet-based strategy assured the marketing of MetLife Bank’s products and services to the 44 million customers of the MetLife enterprise complied with all applicable laws and regulations including the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC requirements, Community Reinvestment Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act and Federal Reserve Regulations CC (Expedited Funds Availability), DD (Truth in Savings), Z (Truth in Lending) and E (Electronic Fund Transfers).

Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Group Counsel for Summit Bank of Princeton, New Jersey for 20 years. In this position, he led a team of 12 attorneys and paralegals who provided the legal support to the 500 branches and the consumer loan, residential mortgage, credit card and small business lending functions of a $39 billion retail bank.

His non-legal banking experience includes positions in internal audit for the United Jersey and First Fidelity banking organizations and as an examiner for the New Jersey Department of Banking. Mr. Kreig holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Rutgers Graduate School of Business Administration and a juris doctor (JD) degree from Seton Hall University, School of Law.

Resume and References

A detailed resume and references from attorneys with whom Mr. Kreig has worked as an expert witness or consulting attorney are available upon request.